Coronavirus children’s crisis appeal

Together we must REIMAGINE a fairer world for every child.

Mother in a protective masks holds a newborn baby.
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The urgent action we take today can prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from becoming a lasting crisis for children, especially the most vulnerable. 

There is no time to lose. Without immediate funding and key lifesaving interventions to deliver essentials, strengthen health systems and maintain routine services for vulnerable children, an additional 6,000 children under five could die a day – more than 4 children every minute due to the direct impact of COVID-19.

We need you to help us Respond, Recover and Reimagine a world we can build back better for every child. Join us.

"This is a race against time."

Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director

RESPOND with vital supplies

幼幼,在线视频Soap, gloves, masks and access to clean water are a lifeline to children and their families. You can give them a fighting chance with access to the basics. Your donation helps UNICEF deliver life-saving medicine, nutritious food and vaccines.

Help communities RECOVER

COVID-19 isn’t just tackling under-resourced fragile health systems, it’s attacking the way children access education, the way their families earn an income to cover their needs, and how safe they feel in their homes, communities and countries. This is a child right’s crisis. Right now, UNICEF staff is on the ground doing everything in our power to ensure that children don't feel the impact of this crisis for decades to come.

Help us REIMAGINE a world that is fit for every child

For more than 70 years, UNICEF has responded to some of the biggest crises our world has faced. We’ve been on the front lines of every pandemic, epidemic, famine and conflict since World War II. We have the experience, tools and partners to not only help communities recover, but also to help them build back better. History shows we can do it. Are you with us?

A nurse takes a girl’s temperature at a Primary Health Care Centre in Beirut, Lebanon.
A nurse takes a girl’s temperature at a Primary Health Care Centre in Beirut, Lebanon.

Put your donation to work today

  • UNICEF operates the world’s largest humanitarian warehouse, shipping vital supplies to communities battling the virus. Your donation helps us rush supplies where needed most.
  • Because we buy in bulk, we keep costs low so your donation can help more children.
  • We are there before, during and after a crisis. Saving a life is not enough. We learn lessons as we go, making every child's life healthier, better and fairer along the way.
  • UNICEF never works alone. We were founded on solidarity. That’s where you and every government, partner and business who shares our commitment to child rights comes in. Let’s #Reimagine the world we want together.

Are you with us?

A donation, no matter how small, can make an impact on a child whose health, safety, education and rights are at risk. With your support, UNICEF will do whatever it takes to ensure children and their families get the urgent support they need.


On 29 January 2020, a shipment of personal protective equipment is seen on arrival before being unloaded at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai in China.
Millions of gloves, surgical masks, respirators and protective gear have been dispatched since the start of the outbreak. UNICEF needs critical funds to meet growing global demand for essential supplies.
On 16 March 2020, near the Syrian town of Atme, close to the border with Turkey in Idlib province, a Syrian medical volunteer affiliated with a Turkish-registered Syrian relief organization sterilizes the inside of a make-shift classroom at a camp for displaced Syrians, as part of measures of COVID-19 coronavirus disease prevention.
UNICEF is working to equip and support health workers and other essential services to protect themselves and any environments where children and families may be at risk.

Please help protect children by making a critical donation today

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We will do whatever it takes. Are you with us?